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Girls Education project

In pastoralist Maasai communities of the Monduli, Ngorongoro and Longido districts, illiteracy rates are approximately 75% and women are the worst affected. School attendance rates are very low compared to the national average and only 30% of girls attend secondary school. Girls are more likely to drop out at the transition from primary to secondary school when many are forced into marriage. Since the inception of ENCO a number of girls and boys from the pastoralist communities has been supported to attend secondary schools, colleges and Universities because their parents could not support their education expenses. The organization helped them with tuition fees, accommodation costs, food, transport and learning materials. A total of twenty-four young men and ladies were supported and most of the are not employed in various sectors. Three of them are working in various ENCO’s projects.